High school education needs to change, says Halpern

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In a recent guest post for Harvard Education Publishing’s Voices of Education blog, Professor Robert Halpern writes that now is the time to bring new ideas to the institution of high school.

Halpern notes that current school reform emphases, “reinforced by business like management practices and increased competition through chartering and school choice, do not address what is most systemically problematic about the typical learning experience in school.”

The post includes an excerpt from Halpern’s recent book, Youth, Education, and the Role of Society: Rethinking Learning in the High School Years, in which he examines the importance of creating learning opportunities outside of schools.

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